- Dear friends, below is a message from Michael Olds on "Sugata". Thank
--- Michael Olds wrote:
> Hello,Come" looks backwards in English as we understand that the reference is
> Following on to the discussion concerning "Sugata." The Chinese "Well
to one who has got something, in other words, is "Well Gone" which
doesn't work in English also because it sounds like we are happy to
have got rid of him.
>nt.=wel-come] "greeting of welcome," hail! D I.179=M I.481 (sagatam
> However if you look in PED: [Sagatam (indecl.) [su+agata, orij.
bhante Bhagavato); D II.173; M I.514 (-a� bhoto Anandassa); DA I.287;
DhA III.293] you might see a solution here that is very satisfying to
the ear: The Welcome, or The Welcome One, where "welcome" as a single
word means, of course that we are happy that such a one has come. This
may well be the original meaning of Sugata.
> Best Wishes!
> Michael Olds
> Los Altos California
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